Mappery For the love of maps

Scotland to the World

I had some free time in Edinburgh recently so I went to the National Museum thinking there’s always a map or two in a museum.

I stumbled on this stone with the inscription Scotland to the World and the 4 cardinal points. Not quite a map but it will do. Shame there wasn’t an explanation of its origins, if anyone knows the history of this stone do let me know.

Of course there were a few “proper” maps

The Kingdom of Scotland by John Speed 1676
Map of the Lorne district of Argyll by Timothy Pont ca 1642

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